The Color of Water

The Color of Water
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-02-07
ISBN: 1440636109
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird: The modern classic that spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list and that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned. At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University. Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.

Methods for Collection and Analysis of Water Samples for Dissolved Minerals and Gases

Methods for Collection and Analysis of Water Samples for Dissolved Minerals and Gases
Author: Eugene Brown,Marvin Wilmer Skougstad,Marvin J. Fishman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Water
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Techniques of Water resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey

Techniques of Water resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hydrology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Republic of Color

The Republic of Color
Author: Michael Rossi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN: 022665186X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Color Book Excerpt:

The Republic of Color delves deep into the history of color science in the United States to unearth its origins and examine the scope of its influence on the industrial transformation of turn-of-the-century America. For a nation in the grip of profound economic, cultural, and demographic crises, the standardization of color became a means of social reform—a way of sculpting the American population into one more amenable to the needs of the emerging industrial order. Delineating color was also a way to characterize the vagaries of human nature, and to create ideal structures through which those humans would act in a newly modern American republic. Michael Rossi’s compelling history goes far beyond the culture of the visual to show readers how the control and regulation of color shaped the social contours of modern America—and redefined the way we see the world.

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN: 1000063224
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first thorough resource manual developed exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. Now regarded as an industry standard, this fourth edition has been updated throughout, and explains the material in easy-to-understand language. It also provides real-world case studies and operating scenarios, as well as problem-solving practice sets for each scenario. Features: Updates the material to reflect the developments in the field Includes new math operations with solutions, as well as over 250 new sample questions Adds updated coverage of energy conservation measures with applicable case studies Enables users to properly operate water and wastewater plants and suggests troubleshooting procedures for returning a plant to optimum operation levels Prepares operators for licensure exams A complete compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends, this text serves as a resource for professionals working in water and wastewater operations and operators preparing for wastewater licensure exams. It can also be used as a supplemental textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental science, water science, and environmental engineering.

Racechanges

Racechanges
Author: Susan Gubar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2000-04-20
ISBN: 9780195350777
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racechanges Book Excerpt:

When the actor Ted Danson appeared in blackface at a 1993 Friars Club roast, he ignited a firestorm of protest that landed him on the front pages of the newspapers, rebuked by everyone from talk show host Montel Williams to New York City's then mayor, David Dinkins. Danson's use of blackface was shocking, but was the furious pitch of the response a triumphant indication of how far society has progressed since the days when blackface performers were the toast of vaudeville, or was it also an uncomfortable reminder of how deep the chasm still is separating black and white America? In Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture, Susan Gubar, who fundamentally changed the way we think about women's literature as co-author of the acclaimed The Madwoman in the Attic, turns her attention to the incendiary issue of race. Through a far-reaching exploration of the long overlooked legacy of minstrelsy--cross-racial impersonations or "racechanges"--throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism, she documents the indebtedness of "mainstream" artists to African-American culture, and explores the deeply conflicted psychology of white guilt. The fascinating "racechanges" Gubar discusses include whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American deployment of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John Berryman and William Faulkner writing as if they were black; white artists and writers fascinated by hypersexualized stereotypes of black men; and nightmares and visions of the racechanged baby. Gubar shows that unlike African-Americans, who often are forced to adopt white masks to gain their rights, white people have chosen racial masquerades, which range from mockery and mimicry to an evolving emphasis on inter-racial mutuality and mutability. Drawing on a stunning array of illustrations, including paintings, film stills, computer graphics, and even magazine morphings, Racechanges sheds new light on the persistent pervasiveness of racism and exciting aesthetic possibilities for lessening the distance between blacks and whites.

Water supply and Irrigation Papers of the United States Geological Survey

Water supply and Irrigation Papers of the United States Geological Survey
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities Part 13

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities  Part 13
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1725219077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies
Author: CJ Lyons
Publsiher: Blink
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 0310765374
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Lies Book Excerpt:

A gripping young adult suspense novel drenched in color, mystery, and lies. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons grabs you and won’t let go, keeping you guessing until the very last page of The Color of Lies. When you can see emotions in color, motives become black and white. Even murder. Ella Cleary has always had an eye for the truth. She has synesthesia, which means she is able to read people via the waves of colors that surround them. Her unique gift has led her to trust very few people outside her family since her parents died in a fire. So when a handsome young journalist appears with no colors surrounding him at all, her senses go on high alert. But while Alec is a mystery, Ella feels a connection to him she can’t ignore. Something about him feels familiar, and she is able to talk with him in ways she can’t with anyone else. Then just as feelings develop between them, Alec drops a bombshell: he believes her parents’ deaths were no accident. And she may be in more danger than she’s ever realized. Soon Ella doesn’t know who she can trust or even who she really is. As family secrets begin to unravel and fact and fiction collide, it becomes clear that the only way for Ella to learn the truth about her past is to find a killer. The Color of Lies: YA suspense with themes of mystery, romance, and friendship By New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller writer CJ Lyons, whose adult suspense novels have sold over 2 million copies in print and digital Features a protagonist with synesthesia, which can allow people to see sounds, taste words, or feel sensations on their skin associated with certain scents Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart, Karen M. McManus, and Jennifer Brown

The Color of Your Skin Ain t the Color of Your Heart Shenandoah Sisters Book 3

The Color of Your Skin Ain t the Color of Your Heart  Shenandoah Sisters Book  3
Author: Michael Phillips
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 1441211322
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Your Skin Ain t the Color of Your Heart Shenandoah Sisters Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Book 3 of bestselling Shenandoah Sisters. Katie, the daughter of a plantation owner, and Mayme, the daughter of a slave, find themselves with only each other after the Civil War. They devise a scheme to keep Katie's plantation going, disguising the fact they are all alone. Now in book three, the girls face new threats to their security. A long-lost uncle appears and then disappears as suddenly, taking their secret with them. Then a flood threatens to destroy the remaining cotton crop they need to save the plantation from foreclosure. Filled with fascinating period details, challenging questions of faith, and heartwarming friendship, this series has all the elements historical fiction fans love.

The Color of Hunger

The Color of Hunger
Author: David L.L. Shields
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1995-05-16
ISBN: 0742574105
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Hunger Book Excerpt:

The first book ever to examine the links between hunger and race, The Color of Hunger probes the contemporary and historical reasons hunger is concentrated among people of color, both domestically and globally.

The Color Of The Rainbow

The Color Of The Rainbow
Author: Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri,Amma,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Publsiher: M A Center
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-11-09
ISBN: 1680371460
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Of The Rainbow Book Excerpt:

Swami Amritaswarupananda Looks Back Through His 34 Years With Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, And Shares Many Deeply Moving Stories Highlighting Her Unique Decision Making, Ideology And Pragmatic Approach To The Strategies And Tactics That Generate Remarkable Results. Chapter After Chapter Reveals Practical Ways Of Utilizing Available Resources, The Right Attitude One Should Have Towards Work, How To Remain Committed And Responsible To Projects We Undertake, And Above All The Importance Of Maintaining A Loving, Compassionate And Detached Attitude In Everything We Do. Values Are At The Confluence Of Leading And Inspiring. Color Of The Rainbow Highlights Inimitable Techniques To Help Managers Intensify Authentic Loyalty And Employee Engagement While Positively Impacting Society. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.

The Color of Ice

The Color of Ice
Author: Gordon Mathieson
Publsiher: SinoAmerican Books
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0976925966
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Ice Book Excerpt:

The Chinese Ministry of State Security has informed the American government that an elite group of Islamic terrorists possesses a new generation of biological weaponry designed to infect and kill specific races. American scientists are skeptical but have no choice but to join forces with Chinese.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Trademarks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Light and Color in the Outdoors

Light and Color in the Outdoors
Author: Marcel Minnaert
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1995-04-13
ISBN: 9780387979359
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light and Color in the Outdoors Book Excerpt:

All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Professor Minnaert accompanies the reader on a tour of nature's light and color and reveals the myriad phenomena that may be observed outdoors with no more than a pair of eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, via rainbows, mirages, and haloes, the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance of the sun, moon, planets, and stars - Minnaert describes and explains them all in a clear language accessible to laymen. This new English edition is supplemented by 80 plates, over half of them in color, taken by the acclaimed photographer Pekka Parviainen, illustrating many of the phenomena - ordinary and exotic - discussed in the book.

The Color of War

The Color of War
Author: James Campbell
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 0307461238
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of War Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed World War II writer and author of The Ghost Mountain Boys, an incisive retelling of the key month, July 1944, that won the war in the pacific and ignited a whole new struggle on the home front. In the pantheon of great World War II conflicts, the battle for Saipan is often forgotten. Yet historian Donald Miller calls it "as important to victory over Japan as the Normandy invasion was to victory over Germany." For the Americans, defeating the Japanese came at a high price. In the words of a Time magazine correspondent, Saipan was "war at its grimmest." On the night of July 17, 1944, as Admirals Ernest King and Chester Nimitz were celebrating the battle's end, the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot, just thirty-five miles northeast of San Francisco, exploded with a force nearly that of an atomic bomb. The men who died in the blast were predominantly black sailors. They toiled in obscurity loading munitions ships with ordnance essential to the US victory in Saipan. Yet instead of honoring the sacrifice these men made for their country, the Navy blamed them for the accident, and when the men refused to handle ammunition again, launched the largest mutiny trial in US naval history. The Color of War is the story of two battles: the one overseas and the one on America's home turf. By weaving together these two narratives for the first time, Campbell paints a more accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944--the month that won the war and changed America.

The Color of Destiny

The Color of Destiny
Author: Julianne MacLean
Publsiher: Julianne MacLean
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN: 1927675014
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Destiny Book Excerpt:

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful and emotionally gripping tale about destiny and love... Years ago, a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever, but she chose to follow her heart and embrace the future with the father of her baby--and her devoted first love. At the same time, in another part of the world, Ryan Hamilton made some far-reaching mistakes as a young man, but learned important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate's and Ryan's paths cross in a way they never could have dreamed, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Could it be that everything happens for a reason, and we end up exactly where we are meant to be? Includes Bonus Content: A Bookclub Discussion Guide While each novel in the series can be read as a standalone, there are many more books to love in this series. Book One: THE COLOR OF HEAVEN Book Two: THE COLOR OF DESTINY Book Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE Book Four: THE COLOR OF A DREAM Book Five: THE COLOR OF A MEMORY Book Six: THE COLOR OF LOVE Book Seven: THE COLOR OF THE SEASON Book Eight: THE COLOR OF JOY Book Nine: THE COLOR OF TIME

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities Part 14

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities  Part 14
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1725219085
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Signs Symbols in Christian Art

Signs   Symbols in Christian Art
Author: George Ferguson,George Wells Ferguson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1961
ISBN: 9780195014327
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs Symbols in Christian Art Book Excerpt:

Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart

The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart
Author: Chesil
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 164129230X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart Book Excerpt:

Now in translation for the first time, the award-winning debut that broke literary ground in Japan explores diaspora, prejudice, and the complexities of a teen girl’s experience growing up as a Zainichi Korean, reminiscent of Min Jin Lee's classic Pachinko and Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street. Seventeen-year-old Ginny Park is about to get expelled from high school—again. Stephanie, the picture book author who took Ginny into her Oregon home after she was kicked out of school in Hawaii, isn’t upset; she only wants to know why. But Ginny has always been in-between. She can't bring herself to open up to anyone about her past, or about what prompted her to flee her native Japan. Then, Ginny finds a mysterious scrawl among Stephanie's scraps of paper and storybook drawings that changes everything: The sky is about to fall. Where do you go? Ginny sets off on the road in search of an answer, with only her journal as a confidante. In witty and brutally honest vignettes, and interspersed with old letters from her expatriated family in North Korea, Ginny recounts her adolescence growing up Zainichi, an ethnic Korean born in Japan, and the incident that forced her to leave years prior. Inspired by her own childhood, author Chesil creates a portrait of a girl who has been fighting alone against barriers of prejudice, nationality, and injustice all her life—and one searching for a place to belong.